February 3, 2017

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SAI responds to Executive Order
SAI responds to Executive Order
SAI fully endorses Harvard President Drew Faust's recent  response to the Trump Administration's executive order restricting travel to the United States. Across borders, our diverse students and scholars are aiming to generate knowledge and insights that transcend and outlive any temporary barriers.
SAI News
A fruitful trip to India
Naren Tallapragada, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Francesco Wiedemann, MIT, were the inaugural winners of SAI's 2016 Seed for Change Competition for their venture gomango, which provides low-cost refrigerated transport to food producers in India. They spent December in India, which took them "from the fish docks of Mumbai and food factories of Aurangabad to the wholesale markets of Delhi and office parks of Bangalore."
SAI concludes Livelihood Creation Project in Delhi
The 18-month project with Tata Trusts focused on rural livelihood creation in the handicrafts sector,  and science and technology-based social entrepreneurship. " The South Asia region is a laboratory for entrepreneurship, technological advancement, and cultural diversity," said SAI Director Tarun Khanna at the closing conference on Jan. 23. 
Misaq-e-Ishq: An evening of music and poetry

In collaboration with the
 Lahore Biennale Foundation and the LUMS School of Education, SAI hosted an evening of music and poetry on Jan. 17 in Lahore with renowned musician Ali Sethi and Ali Asani, Harvard Divinity School. "'Misaq-e-Ishq' is a synthesis of those ideas and experiences: an exploration through poetry and music, of the dialogue between humanity and divinity," said Sethi.
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Upcoming Events
Visit SAI's website for a full calendar.
"Our Clothes, Our Hair, We Don't Care": Prince and the British South Asian misfits
Monday, Feb. 6, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
South Asia Without Borders Seminar
Hasit Shah, Research Affiliate, Harvard South Asia Institute
Chair: Sunil Amrith, Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies at Harvard University
Citizenship Denied: A Microhistory of Indian Immigration in the Early Twentieth Century

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, CGIS Knafel, K262, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Graduate Student Associate Seminar
Hardeep Dhillon, PhD Candidate, Dept. of History, Harvard University; SAI Graduate Student Associate
Discussants:
Sunil Amrith, Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Harvard University
Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University
Historical and Humanitarian Consequences of Migration

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA (location subject to change - check our site for updates)
Partition Seminar
Jennifer Leaning, Fran├žois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights
A Year and a Half Later: Are Reasonable Lessons Being Learned to Prepare for the Next Earthquake? Reports from a Harvard-Nepal Working Exercise
Friday, Feb. 10, 5:30pm - 7:00pm, Hotel Yak & Yeti, Kathmandu, Nepal
Special Event
Jerold Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Sarita Maskey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Nepal Government
Shriju Pradhan, Deputy Director, Urban Housing and Heritage Conservation Division, National Reconstruction Authority
David Sanderson, Judith Nielsen Chair, University of New South Wales
Anshu Sharma, Co-founder and Chief Mentor, SEEDS
In partnership with University of New South Wales, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu University, and Harvard Alumni Group of Nepal
Film Screening and Q+A with Deepa Mehta: Anatomy of Violence

Friday, Feb. 10, 5:00pm - 7:30pm, Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard
Film Event
Deepa Mehta, Filmmaker
Mehta will be screening her latest movie The Anatomy of Violence on the sidelines of the India Conference. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with her and other panelists.
Harvard India Conference

Saturday, February 11 - Sunday, February 12, Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School
Special Event
'India - The Global Growth Engine'
A student-run conference held at Harvard Business School & Harvard Kennedy School.

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